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MMRI Summer Research Training Program for High School Students

The MMRI Summer Research Training Program for High School Students is one in a series of visionary programs developed by MMRI Executive Director, Edward P. Amento, MD.  The program stems from a desire by Dr. Amento to host and inspire students to pursue science careers: “Kids need to be exposed to real science. We need them. Science shouldn’t be something lofty or unapproachable”.

As one of the leading biomedical research and development laboratories in the Silicon Valley, the MMRI Summer Research Training Program for High School Students benefits high school students in the surrounding community, especially those underrepresented in the biomedical industry. In response to this need, MMRI aims to introduce students to tools and techniques that are not found in the high school setting and help attract students to careers in science. MMRI specifically targets youth with promise and potential in the subjects of biology and chemistry who many not otherwise have access to this type of mentorship opportunity. The program exposes the students to research in a real-world setting, with 5 weeks of hands-on experience in the MMRI laboratories under the guidance and supervision of MMRI investigators and a research staff members.

“MMRI has helped me understand what a career in research really means.”
– 2014 High School student from Fremont High School

MMRI Undergraduate Summer Internship

MMRI offers a summer internship program for undergraduate students with a major in the biological and chemical sciences. The term runs during the summer break and is open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate programs across the country. Summer undergraduate interns, some of whom are continuing their training from the MMRI Summer High School program, find an Internship at MMRI to be an  intense, hands-on summer long immersion into the MMRI laboratories. There they assist researchers in best practices, controlled studies, and final results.